The distinguished and ancient German surname Hiedler is of several possible origins. Firstly, it is derived from "hidl," a Bavarian word meaning "stream that dries up temporarily"; in this instance, the name would have been originally borne by someone living close to such a stream. Alternatively, the name is derived from the personal name
"Hitt," which is itself derived from the Old High German word "Heldis," meaning "struggle." Finally, the name may be a variant of the surname "Huttler" or "Hutter," both derived from the German word "Hüttler," meaning "carpenter."
Early Origins of the Hiedler family
The surname Hiedler was first found in Munich, where the ancestral home of the Hiedler family is thought to be located. The young Hiedler family figured prominently during this formative period, playing a major role in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bavarian society. The family allied itself with other important houses, later emerging itself as one of the prominent families of the region.
Early History of the Hiedler family
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Hiedler Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hidl, Hiedl, Hiedel, Hidel, Hittle, Hitl, Hitler, Hittler, Hidler, Hiddler, Hiedler and many more.
Early Notables of the Hiedler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hiedler family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Hittle, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1754; Nickellas Hittel, who came to Philadelphia in 1764; Sigmund Georg Hittel, a mercenary from Brunswick who settled in Canada after fighting in the American Revolution.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hiedler (post 1700)
- Hans Hiedler (b. 1898), engineer and captain of the SS Sturmbann
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